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Scratch Build – In Progress Elements of Fortune -- NEW UPDATE !!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tomcatt, 13 Dec 2008.

  1. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    hmm, those FANs are looking smooth! Thanks WolfandAngel !

    Alright listen up y’all !

    Plans are changed, well the plans in my memories actually
    I planned to make something very special in the upper side (with the wheel of fortune) of the case. But now I found something cooler!
    I hope I can figure out how to make it though ^^

    Just like my last completed casemod HELGHAN, I had a mysterious question what would take place in the front of the case. It wasn’t a LCD, or watercooling stuff, but a HELGHAST head made out of clay.

    This time I also have 2 mysterious questions in this case.
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    The second questionmark will appear in the future :)


    Tomorrow, I will order the parts of the electricity, and after that I will see what I’m going to do. Probably finishing the bottom.

    For the progress of the case… I couldn’t work on the frame because we are redecorating the bathroom and toilet in our home. I’ve got lots of work, but I’ll try to give you all an update on the case ;)

    cheers
    Tomcatt
     
  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I never actually realized how big this thing was...it's MASSIVE lol.
     
  3. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    Waaw xD it’s a long time ago since I posted an update !
    Well, XS is not the only one … I have been busy for school and other stuff … so I didn’t have a lot of time to mod.

    But – here I am back again, with lots of pictures and info

    It’s time for a huge UPDATE !!! Elements of Fortune !!!

    In the beginning of august, I bought some new tools for a good price.

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    There goes my money :p blahblah, I’m happy ! At least I got some good quality tools now ;)

    I also made some orders in China for LEDs and electronics, and I got some very nice stuff from MDPC-x.
    And because pictures say more than 1000 words : tadaa

    The package from China
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    PSUs

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    And for these things, I also made a “cabinet” ? Well I mean a thing to store things :p

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    Kinda WaW huh !? :p This cabinet will be empty once I finished this mod ;)

    And then another package from Germany…

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    Now this is quality stuff :eek: !! amazing

    I will sleeve this 1200W PSU from BeQuiet and all the other cables that will be visible inside the project.

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    -- aye – now all eyes back to the case

    We continue from here:
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    Still remember it? Here we go
    I continued with the bottom side of the case, the part where the hardware will fit in.

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    Before that, I had no idea what colors I would be using. But when buying the sleeving and LEDs, I made a decision.

    Colors will be: Black, white, orange and aluminum
    The hardware components will be black/ orange / the cable-sleeving as well. :)

    So I needed to find a color for the background … White !
    To make a good white (and not gray looking background) I bought some white acrylic. Behind that white acrylic, I will use small White LEDs to give it a cool look.

    Placing of the LEDs
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    Started to soldering
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    It’s still a dark look, so let’s begin with making the acrylic.

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    It looks great when because it has a good contrast with the hardware ;)

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    I’m not really satisfied with the result, So I will also make LEDs in the bottom.

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    Don’t mind the rusty look, it will be painted :D

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    Still looks a bit dark on the right side… that is because the background is black. I tested the difference with a white sheet of paper. Much better ;)

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    But I’m not going to use paper … aluminum is a better quality material. And I will paint it white in the future.

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    I used small bolts most of the places. Because they would dim the small LEDs.

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    The other ones I gave a smooth finish :p
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    Meanwhile I also worked on the struts beneath the hardware layer.
    Remember these?

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    They will be blue – started with soldering

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    Still needs a lot of work, but this is the goal:

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    The UV LEDs on top are fitted on the bottom plate. Ready and steady ^^

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    UV power ! Perfect angle for that eye-candy reservoir. (It doesn’t shine everywhere, only where needed)

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    The eye-candy reservoir needs to look cool and shiny. After a while I decided not the use aluminum foil but a sheet of aluminum. This will be polished ;)

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    So I started working again with the white acrylic.

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    If you take a good look, you will see that I made place for the power supply unit.

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    Whoooo that’s a close one! But it works ;) :)

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    After filing and sanding …Looks good huh?

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    Aye, another bend

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    Yuppie, I made it ! :p me looking very happy because working with the acrylic is a tough job. But I’m starting to learning it ^^

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    But here we go again :p a small problem …

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    The power supply cable is a little bit bigger because it is a 1200W PSU…
    ARGH !!!

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    I mailed to BeQuiet for finding a nice solution… If there isn’t a solution, I’ll make one myself :D
    - make a 90° angle in the cable
    - or make a gap in the frame so the cable would fit
    - maybe something else I could do ? hmm

    Well – more coming soon ;)
    I think I continue working on the hard drive casings, and continue with the white acrylic.


    cheers
    Tom
     
  4. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX New Member

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    Aww man these psus are.... well where are they from, 'causev I've a carputer to power when at home ?
     
  5. LightStar

    LightStar New Member

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    Wow its looking nice allready will follow this one
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I was wondering what was happening to this, and it was worth the wait. The LEDs add a new dimension to the mod already, I can't wait for more.
     
  7. Jelle46

    Jelle46 Belgian freedom

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    I'm happy to see this project back, looks like you have some nice tools :p Facom forever :)
     
  8. skunkmunkey

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    you sir are a master of your craft, excellent work
     
  9. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    I'm almost positive that you can buy power cords with a 90-degree bend in them...
     
  10. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    Lain Li sells some of their m-ATX cases with the PSU in the front with a 90 degree extension.
     
  11. DragonONE

    DragonONE New Member

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    Great to see you back at it, tomcatt :)

    All that led goodness.. sweet jeebas :D

    Looking forward to your next update ;)
     
  12. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    If you're 17 and already doing this stuff, then you're a prodigy, my man.

    Nice work, sub'd.
     
  13. LooseCannon

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    I have followed this mod from the first post to the last and I am very happy, amazing craftmanship and planning. Hats off :)
     
  14. jpostlethwaite

    jpostlethwaite Constantmodder

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    Love it

    This looks amazing:jawdrop:
    Love the LED effect through the acryllic
     
  15. kafakondik

    kafakondik New Member

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    It's very very amazing design:thumb:
     
  16. ringo

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    You did a good work. I also like your lightening.
     
  17. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    you can get right angled power cable my corby and windsor 5000 trouser presser has one

    any way i really like the mod it is very good, i really like all the lighting effects and the neatness of the psu's fan grill sowing out of the acrylic looks very professional and i can't wait to see the end result
     
  18. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Very cool project mate, will be following :D
     
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    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thats UBER SEXY man!! A gamblers dream for sure!!! Mod on buddy!!
     

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